Fritz Gerber

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Born22 March 1929
Alma materUniversity of Bern
Member ofEuropean Round Table of Industrialists
Quad Bilderberger Swiss Drug company director

Dr. H.C. Fritz Gerber


"Dr. Fritz Gerber served in the Federal Department of Economic Affairs at Bern and is a Member of the Swiss appointment arranging the section of Switzerland into the GATT. Mr. Gerber filled in with respect to 'Zürich' Insurance agency, Zurich since 1958, as manager since 1969, as Executive of the Administration Board since 1974 and filled in as chairman of the board from 1977 to 1995. He was also the CEO of Roche.

In 1986, the company released Roferon-A, a treatment for rare forms of cancer and continued to grow in business and in 1994, the company acquires Syntex Corporation, that later became the Roche Bioscience, a major development site for R&D."[1]

Personal Data

Nationality: Swiss Year of Birth: March 22, 1929 Studies

University of Bern; graduated as Lawyer LL.M ; admitted to the bar Honorary doctor of natural science of the University Basel, Switzerland

Professional Career

Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Bern (now SECO)

"Zürich" Insurance Company (now: Zurich Financial Services)

1958 "Zürich" Insurance Company, Zurich 1969 General Manager 1974 Chairman of the Management Board 1977-1991 Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer 1991-1995 Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1995 Honorary Chairman

F. Hoffmann-La Roche & Co. Ltd. (now: Roche Holding AG)

1978-1997 Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer 1978-2001 Chairman of the Board of Directors 2001-2004 Member of the Board of Directors and Honorary Chairman since 2004 Honorary Chairman

Other Board Memberships

1967-1991 I.C.I. Switzerland 1977-1981 Alusuisse, Zürich 1978-1996 Crédit Suisse, Zürich 1981-2001 Nestlé, Vevey (Deputy Chairman of the Board) 1989-1996 IBM Corporation, Armonk 1997-2005 Bank Sal. Oppenheim jr., Zurich

Other Activities

  • Honorary Chairman of the Fritz Gerber Foundation for talented young people
  • Chairman of the Paul Sacher Foundation for contemporary music (until April 2006)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Lucerne Music Festival (until 2004)
  • Member of the “Orchesterakademie des Philharmonischen Orchesters Berlin” (until 2004)

Swiss Army

Colonel of artillery



Events Participated in

Bilderberg/197927 April 197929 April 1979Austria
Clubhotel Schloss Weikersdorf
27th Bilderberg, 95 guests, Austria
Bilderberg/198115 May 198117 May 1981Switzerland
Palace Hotel
The 29th Bilderberg
Bilderberg/19916 June 19919 June 1991Germany
Steigenberger Hotel Badischer Hof
The 39th Bilderberg, 114 guests
Bilderberg/19958 June 199511 June 1995Greece
Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel
The 43rd Bilderberg. Held at the Burgenstock Hotel in Burgenstock, Switzerland.
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